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Welcome to my blog - good day to you all

Do come on in and take a walk into the past.

This is a record of family and places from my family tree. Researching my family tree is an ongoing project with lots of brick walls to knock down.

Names included in my family tree are: Allsop(p), Boyes, Crooks, Dobson, Richmond, Wood.

I hope that maybe someone out there is researching the same tree as myself and that we can be of help to each other - so if you recognise anyone/anything please get in touch it would be great to hear from you.

Do also take a look at my others blogs, thanks.


Click on the photo to go to the St. Hilda Ellerburn website to see the memorial to some of the Dobson family and other photos

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

More photos of the village of Boltby

The view from the Church.


 Boltby village hall.

Laundry Cottage, Boltby

 The cute little bridge at Boltby.

Boltby, is a lovely little, tranquil village in North Yorkshire.

When I visited back in 2007 searching for information on my ancestors I felt right at home in all these small villages, it must be the family connection I can feel when I am there, a sense of belonging.

Boltby, North Yorkshire

This is the church in the village of Boltby, North Yorkshire, not far from Thirsk.  We arrived there to look around the graveyard just as Sunday service finished - oops.  In actual fact it was quite fortuitous as I could speak to some of the locals and I discovered they had published a book about the village for the millennium and a lady offered to go off to her home to get me a copy available for purchase.

This is the headstone of William & Frances Boyes nee Suffill/Suffield, sorry it isn't possible to read the text from the photo but I do have a note of the wording in my Family Tree file if anyone is interested because they are related in some way.

Please do get in touch if you are related in any way to any of the people mentioned in my posts.


Sunday, 6 December 2009

Felixkirk - more North Yorkshire photos from our family tree searching holiday

This is Felixkirk Church in North Yorkshire, some of the Suffill (also spelt Suffield) side of my family are buried here.

This is Felixkirk Church from the rear.

This is the headstone of Anthony and Elizabeth Suffill which is in the churchyard at Felixkirk.

This is Felixkirk Village Hall.

Felixkirk is a village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire England, situated about three miles north east of Thirsk.

We had Sunday lunch at the Carpenter's Arms an 18th century pub in the village - whilst there I mused over the idea of some of my ancestors supping here in this hostelry!

It's amazing how visiting such places bring the past to life, although I don't have photos of these individuals, I can imagine them living and working here in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.